platinum presence

The Platinum Presence Award, previously called Platinum Page, was created to recognize the significance of the Internet as a communications tool. Because of the explosive growth of the Web as a means to access information, especially in the area of social media on sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yelp, clubs cannot afford to ignore the impact that this form of communication has had on Toastmasters. The award recognizes the excellence of club webmasters and VPPRs in presenting their club and Toastmasters on the Web.

Even though a club may have a web site or social media presence, each club must submit an entry for the Platinum Presence contest for every year that it wishes to enter. Once the entries are received, a team of judges will evaluate the club's website and social media sites to render a decision. The Platinum Presence award winner will be announced at the Hall of Fame presentation at the District 4 Conference.

The contest for the Platinum Presence award is open to all club webmasters and VPPRs in District 4.

To enter the Platinum Presence contest, please send an e-mail message to the Public Relations Manager stating their intention to enter. The entry must also clearly list the following information:

  • Name of the club
  • Number of the club
  • Name of the webmaster or VPPR
  • Address of the club web site and social media pages(URL)
  • Three specific sections of the sites that you wish to highlight
    (with the addresses of these pages)

Judging Criteria
Entries will be judged on the site's content and design, with the emphasis clearly on the quality of the content presented by the site, as follows:

  • Promotion (20%)
    • Upcoming club meetings and special events
    • Upcoming district events
  • Education (15%)
    • Explanation of Toastmasters program and its benefits
    • Links to other resources on
  • Member Information (15%)
    • Information for guests on how to become a member
    • Details on membership fees
  • Integration (5%)
    • Integration of website with other social channels
  • Administrative Content (5%)
    • Details on how to attend a meeting as a guest
  • Navigation and Organization (25%)
    • Easy to navigate structure
    • Clear content organization
  • Page Design/Layout (15%)
    • Creative and attractive visual design
    • Use of images from club meetings and members
    • Consistent typography and use of whitespace

Entry Deadline
To be eligible, entries must be sent to the Public Relations Manager by April 30.